Cover of 2013 Platform annual report

Online, 4 May 2014. “…the Platform has become the mainstreaming place for donors and partners to exchange knowledge and coordinate efforts to improve the quality of development assistance in agriculture, rural development and food and nutrition security”, said Nikita Eriksen-Hamel, co-chair of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development during the last Platform AGA looking back to the previous year.

IFPRI 2020__ synthesis report by Platform secretariat

Addis Ababa, 17 May 2014. "We are walking from shock to shock", said Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head of IFPRI's 2020 Vision Initiative at the opening of the conference. In recent years, natural shocks such as earthquakes, hurricanes and droughts had gone hand in hand with humanitarian shocks like armed conflicts and displacements, or market shocks caused by food price spikes and exacerbated by financial hazards. Therefore "coping with a world of shocks" was a main theme of the conference which called for a new notion of resilience. The Platform secretariat reports.

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